Indiana Culinary Trails

Stop 16: I Scream for Ice Cream™ Trail

The Original Frozen Custard

The Lodde family still makes sure the premium frozen custard perfected by their grandfather, Charles Kirkhoff, is the dense, carefully caramelized 10% butterfat product that made its debut at this original location in 1932. The next-generation 1949 blue neon drive-in igloo is the oldest family-owned and operated drive-in restaurant in town, across the street from Columbian Park, Columbian Park Zoo, Tropicanoe Cove and Loeb Stadium. An old-fashioned soda fountain menu features favorite drive-in foods: delicious shakes, sundaes and 12 different flavors of custards, Spanish dogs, giant fish sandwiches and onion rings. Popo's punch, Wabash Wassail and the Banana-whama are a few of the specialties, along with the famous Dirt Sundae, invented here in 1987. A recent best-seller is a large diet vanilla coke made with Virginia Dare. You can get it at the new (2001) drive through!

Hours of Operation February-November Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday Noon-10pm

General Dining Credit Cards: Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover Meals Served: Lunch / Dinner Dining Classification: Casual / Family Cost: $ = Sandwiches under $5, Entrees under $10 Menu Style: American / Other Alcohol Served: No Alcohol Served Separate Bar Area: No Largest Group Served: Not Specified Meeting Room Capacity: Not Specified Discounts: Daily Specials Entertainment: No Entertainment Local / Organic: No Diet Specific: No

Exterior Parking: Large Parking Lot / On Street Parking / Handle Buses Visible Signage: From Road / Sign on Building / From City Street Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Interior Seating: Outside Hostess on Duty: Never Gift Shop: Products for Sale Smoking: No Bathrooms: Not Specified Recommended Dishes: Vanilla Custard, Twist Custard, Fruit Drink, Dirt Sundae, Any Soda Fountain Drink


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